Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
as we get ready for the obama-romney round 1. burner. governor brown >>> an historic new law is putting illegal immigration back on the front burner. governor jerry brown signed a law allowing young people brought into this country as children to get driver's license. but our cbs 5 reporter tells us there is a catch. len? >> reporter: dana, backers of this bill have been saying for years that it would make california roads a lot safer because suddenly hundreds of thousands of people, some of whom may already be driving without licenses, would be able to drive legally and get insurance. getting a driver's license is part of the road map to success in california. >> you can't get around here without having a license. >> reporter: and that's the reason behind a bill that governor brown just signed into law. it will allow about 350,000 young illegal immigrants who came across the border as children to obtain a california driver's license for the first time. >> it clarifies a lot of fear in the community. >> reporter: something immigrants rights groups have been fighting for for years. >> it
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm PDT
and this will last for the next 12 years. but governor brown wants voters to support his ballot initiative, proposition 30. it raises the sales tax a quarter of a percent for the next four years and raise income tax on those making more than $250,000 annually for the next seven years. >> proposition 30 is pretty simple, a temporary tax that goes into a fund that can only go to schools. >> this political expert from the berkeley institute of government studies says that the governor can only guarantee the money will go to education this year, because it is in the budget. >> after that it is harder to say. the money goes into the general fund, the governor and legislature decide what the general fund will be spent on, and it is hard to say what would happen in future years. a proposition 38 as a good job of locking away the money for education. so however much it brings in, most of that money will go to education. >> jerry brown's measure will raise $6 billion while proposition 38 would bring in $10 billion. they're both temporary, proposition 830 taxes will last between four and seven years
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm PDT
today that should help prevent that from happening again. governor jerry brown signed a bill regulating red light cameras. it will establish important ground rules and ensure that if drivers get a ticket, that they should not have, they can contested quickly and easily. >> ok, forget southern california, we have the beach weather this weekend. it is ours. >> they should be coming here. let's make a phone call now. we are going to have some of the warmest weather in the country coming up over the next 48 hours. what is going on outside? we're talking about warm up where we took a step back before we will take many steps forward when it comes to to temperature. it is chilly outside, in and we are sunny, but not as warm as we were yesterday, generally between the seventies and low '80s inland. in the inland valleys, every valley will see temperatures in the mid nineties to the mid triple digits and that would be new records. the hottest weather we have seen this year and an excessive heat watch in effect for you, for sunday and monday. for livermore and pleasanton and concord and san jose.
Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
's suing. the law signed by governor brown over the weekend prohibits licensed mental health professionals from practicing therapies aimed at reversing homosexuality in teenagers. sacramento pacific legal institute filed the suit on behalf of a pastor in san diego who says he benefited from the therapy. the lawsuit claims the law violates free speech. gay rights advocates say the therapy can psychologically harm gay and lesbian youth. >>> they have been preparing for months. and tonight, the presidential candidates are fine-tuning their tactics ahead of their first face-off. tomorrow's debate in denver could help swing the election. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee explains, neither side wants to set the bar too high. >> reporter: that's right, dana. you want to underpromise and overdeliver especially for the first of the three presidential debates. it is considered by most pundits to be the most important because it sets the tone. and for once, both the president and the republican nominee agree on something. they are both trying to lower expectations. the stage is being set at the univ